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Best Albums of 1984

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1984 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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1984 year summaryThe best artists of 1984 were Prince, Prince And The Revolution, The Smiths, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, The Replacements, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley, Minutemen and Cocteau Twins.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Purple RainUnited States Prince And The Revolution
Year of Release:1984Appears in:1,046 charts
Rank in 1984:1Rank Score:26,154
Rank in 1980s13Overall Rank:96
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,225 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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2.

Ride The LightningUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1984Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 1984:2Rank Score:14,642
Rank in 1980s22Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,002 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

The SmithsUnited Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:743 charts
Rank in 1984:3Rank Score:14,547
Rank in 1980s23Overall Rank:194
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,140 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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4.

Born In The U.S.A.United States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 1984:4Rank Score:13,639
Rank in 1980s25Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,048 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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5.

Let It BeUnited States The Replacements
Year of Release:1984Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 1984:5Rank Score:12,372
Rank in 1980s27Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  82/100 (734 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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6.

Legend
Compilation
Jamaica Bob Marley & The Wailers
Year of Release:1984Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1984:6Rank Score:11,601
Rank in 1980s31Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  84/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

Hatful Of Hollow
Compilation
United Kingdom The Smiths
Year of Release:1984Appears in:455 charts
Rank in 1984:7Rank Score:10,146
Rank in 1980s35Overall Rank:282
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (774 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Double Nickels On The DimeUnited States Minutemen
Year of Release:1984Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1984:8Rank Score:8,501
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  82/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:433 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,556
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:407
Average Rating:  77/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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10.

TreasureUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1984Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:6,545
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:408
Average Rating:  82/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Best Albums of 1984 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 26 3%
Frank Zappa 4 0%
R. Stevie Moore 4 0%
Black Flag 4 0%
The Cure 3 0%
Silvio Rodriguez 3 0%
The Milkshakes 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 359 36%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mixed Nationality 55 5%
Germany 48 5%
Australia 29 3%
Japan 26 3%
Canada 24 2%
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